Strawberry workers say the United Farm Workers made fake allegations of unfair labor practices and staged a fake strike by people posing as local farm workers, but the UFW won’t talk to reporters.
In an important legal development, a federal court has agreed to hear arguments that the state should not abuse its power to enable the UFW to force itself on farmworkers at their workplace.
A new brochure is circulating that describes Isadore Hall’s cronyism and explains why he should be removed from the state Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
The UFW takes two positions on foreign workers in the US under H2-A agricultural labor visas.
- Don’t let them get fired, because under the H2-A seasonal worker visa system, they will be deported.
- Fire any H2-A workers who oppose the UFW (and let them get deported).
A longtime UFW hack is running Senator Kamala Harris’ office in Fresno.
Mushroom workers, feeling abused by their employer and the UFW, demand new leadership at the flailing union.
The UFW is trying to persuade its members at Monterey Mushrooms that they should accept a huge pay cut down to minimum wage of $10.50 an hour.
Hundreds of mushroom workers are rising up against the UFW, accusing the union of being in cahoots with the employer to slash workers’ wages.
During a break in a rare ALRB meeting, Isadore Hall avoided questions and told a reporter to talk to the ALRB lawyer.
Governor Jerry Brown used to stand up for the little guy. Now he’s de-funding important an entrepreneurial program to help kids become farmers, while spending $10 million on an agency that has put 2,500 Central Valley farmworkers out of work.